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Rubik’s Connected Cube can make me feel like a kid and a champion once again!!

NEWS – I don’t remember if it was the 70s, but my mind is saying yes to me being a Rubik Cube champion back then. I can remember that it was huge to have one in your school bag and even more credit if you knew how to solve the puzzle. At that time of …

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This iPhone case turns your phone into a Game Boy with physical controls!

NEWS – Check out this gloriously retro case that puts a Game Boy on the back of your iPhone. Wait, before you click away, this case doesn’t just LOOK like a Game Boy, it IS a real handheld gaming console right down to the color display, 4-way D-pad, and A and B physical controls. This …

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Thumby is the world’s smallest gaming console!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Who needs a Nintendo Switch when you can have a gaming console that fits on your keychain and is no bigger than your thumb. It’s Thumby and wow is it tiny! What is it? The TinyCircuits Thumby is seriously small at 1.2” x 0.7” x 0.3” (29.5mm x 18mm x 8.5mm). But …

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Liven up your family game night with the Arcade1Up Infinity Game Tables!

NEWS – We love family game nights in our house and so when I saw the Arcade1Up Infinity Game Table on Gizmodo, I was curious about it. It is a WiFi-connected table with a touchscreen (you can detach the legs to lay the screen on a flat surface) that comes with digital version of over …

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Hook your kids on arcade games with the Arcade1Up Jr.

NEWS – I remember feeding quarters into arcade games like Centipede, Gauntlet, and Astroids. Those were fun times! There aren’t many arcades around these days and that’s just sad. Make things happy for your kids with Tastemaker’s Arcade1Up Jr. line of 36-inch tall arcade game consoles designed especially for kids ages 4-8 years old. There’s …

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Tempest Chess Clock review – This clock rocks!

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Maybe you watched the Queen’s Gambit, maybe you’ve always been into it, or maybe your kid dragged you into it like me. Chess is an awesome game that seems to increasingly sink it’s teeth into you the more you play. If you haven’t used a clock when playing, I think you’ll be …

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Because rolling dice is just too hard, these dice do all the work for you

NEWS – Many games require the player to roll dice to advance a turn. If you find the action of dice rolling to be difficult for you either because you have dexterity issues, or you just don’t want to do it yourself, these dice will do it for you. Boogie Dice look like a standard …

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Thinkfun’s Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game is an awesomely addictive game

NEWS – Need a clever logic game for your kids? You might want to try the Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game from Thinkfun (for ages 8 and over). The game comes with different colored cars and trucks and 40 cards that range from beginner to expert. You simply set up the cars and trucks …

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Cardkits are models of paper that challenge your model making fingers and mind

NEWS – I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I was a kid, my parents didn’t have a lot of money which meant that we didn’t have a lot of toys. At least not the toys I really wanted, like LEGO. So my sister and I made our own models and miniatures …

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Drawful helps entertain us at a distance

ARTICLE – I’m a big fan of Jackbox and their quirky, online party games. In my house, these have become a go-to during quarantine and social distancing, as we’ve hosted virtual games nights with family and friends, near and afar. Our latest favorite Jackbox game is Drawful. It combines three fun elements in one game: …

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Calling all adventurers! Customize your character miniatures at Hero Forge… and now you can add color!

NEWS – This one is for my fellow role playing game aficionados out there (I’m a Dungeons and Dragons guy myself). You may already know about how you can use Hero Forge to create completely custom miniatures that they’ll print for you in a variety of materials. But they recently upgraded their service, and now …

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RK Console RK2020 retro handheld gaming device review

REVIEW – I have fond memories of playing Atari 2600 games, Game Boy games, Atari Lynx, and even the original PSP gaming device. Although our smartphones have much better displays and horsepower than those gaming systems from decades ago, I still feel like those old games were a lot more fun. If you have similar …

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Chess meets Russian nesting dolls with the Crownes chess set

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’re a traveler and a chess player, playing while you travel can be difficult as travel chess sets are usually tiny and sometimes unwieldy. A new crowdfunding campaign from Crownes Chess wants to bring Russian nesting doll tech to the chess set for good looks and portability.   Each piece is …

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